good at guitar (do you sing?..) & drawing..
Movies: documentaries appeal to me most.. my favourites are 'bus 174', 'the devil and daniel johnston', 'the house I live in', 'in the realms of the unreal' & 'village of the dolls'; 'the war you don't see' and 'utopia' by john pilger.. 'the isle' is probably my favourite non-doc film.. Other non-doc favs; The Paradise Trilogy, Garage, Secrets & Lies, Ilo Ilo, Deconstructing Harry, Withnail & I, Audition, American Splendor.
Art: figurative painting is my main interest in art.. Alice Neel, Marlene Dumas, Jenny Saville, Egon Schiele, Francis Bacon, Lucian Freud, Paula Rego etc. and a keen interest in outsider art & more, incl. some performance (e.g. Vienna Actionists).. Averse to the conceptual, usually, which rules out so much.
TV: art programmes, especially anything made by andrew graham-dixon
Comedy shows especially louie, human remains, curb your enthusiasm, saxondale etc., loved horace & pete by Louis CK recently (though not a comedy)
science programmes, even though they can unsettle me terribly..
Web: Currently catching up on Marc Maron's WTF podcasts, just listened to the one with JB Smoove, hilarious..
Music (the big one): lots & lots, like anyone of course.. my favourite albums are mount eerie - dawn, damien jurado - ghost of david, my bloody valentine - loveless, vic chesnutt - west of rome, stina nordenstam - and she closed her eyes, kristin hersh - hips and makers, yo la tengo - and then nothing turned itself inside-out.. etc.
update: new favourites - Joan Shelley, & Sufjan Stevens' current album..
new update: Sleaford Mods
newer update: Grouper
Some other favourites: Angel Olsen, A Weather, Boa Morte, Daniel Johnston, Dolorean, Early Day Miners, Gillian Welch, Iron & Wine, Joy Division, Lucinda Williams, The Microphones, Radiohead, Red House Painters, R.E.M., Sigur Rós, Sparklehorse, Spokane, Teenage Fanclub, The American Analog Set, The Czars, The Magnetic Fields, The Notwist, Wesley Willis.
my favourite ever song is this (v. sad one): http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7orsMzR9w-E
Food: not too bothered, not into restaurant culture and it's a boring subject of conversation if you ask me, but anyway, i like thai best if (somehow) eating out ..
time to myself